Last Friday I went to a licensed massage therapist.  It was the first time I’ve ever had a professional massage.

I went because I’ve had very tense neck, upper back, and shoulder muscles for months.  The massage was great, and I left the office pain free.  The pain-free time was short-lived though, the pain returned a few hours later.

The therapist also taught me a few stretching techniques that I’ve done several times a day.  I’m still in pain, but it’s not as bad.

I made another appointment for this Saturday.  I may continue to go even if the pain goes away completely.  It’s a very relaxing, enjoyable experience.